A note from Patterson Hood:
Pleased to announce that I'm out doing a short solo run this weekend. As anyone who has seen my solo endeavors knows, it pretty much changes each time. This time I'm taking John Neff to play some guitar and pedal steel and David Barbe is coming along to play bass.
If I'm not mistaken, this may be the first time Barbe has toured since Sugar in 1994.
New to my lineup this time, I'm taking Jay Gonzales to play keyboards.
Jay is a veteran of many different great Athens bands and we collaborated for the first time last year when we did the Springsteen Tribute Show in Athens. He is an amazing musician and a super cool guy so it ought to be a lot of fun all around.
Hopefully I'll have a surprise guest or two popping up along the way this weekend also.
As it is with The Truckers, I don't really use a setlist on my solo sets, but I'm aiming this show towards songs from my two solo albums (Killers and Stars and the unreleased Murdering Oscar) as well as DBT songs that haven't been receiving much live play of late. I also just wrote a new one and hope to whip it out for a little road testing.
This is a short little run, as DBT is hitting the road again in about two weeks. These may be about the only solo shows I play this year, so come out if you're in the area and we'll do our best to entertain.
See you there.
Patterson Hood Solo Dates:
04.17 - Atlanta, GA - The 5 Spot with Don Chambers
04.18 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
04.19 - Oxford MS - Proud Larrys with Audra Brown
04.20 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay Theatre with Elliott McPherson (of the Dexateens)
We are thrilled to announce another leg of Drive-By Truckers' THE HOME FRONT WORLD TOUR 2008
February and March went so great and seemed to gain intensity with each show.
Everyone is getting some rest (except maybe Brad) and gearing up to make May our best tour yet. BRIGHTER THAN CREATION'S DARK is still moving towards being our best selling and most acclaimed album yet. Word is that it will be coming out on vinyl (180gm) in the very near future and Late Night with Conan O'Brien will be re-broadcasting our appearance on May 29. Now we're ready to go ahead and announce shows for June. As always check with our website for updates and the latest info.
Order tickets early because most shows have been selling out this year. Stay tuned for announcements of support and future dates and as always, see you at the Rock Show.
Drive-By Truckers Tour Dates
06.15 - Bellvue CO - Mishawaka
06.17 - Santa Fe NM - Santa Fe Brewing Company
06.18 - Flagstaff AZ - Orpheum Theatre
06.19 - Tuscon AZ - Rialto Theatre
06.20 - Solana Beach CA - Belly Up
06.24 - Sacramento, CA - Empire Room
06.25 - Bend OR - Midtown Ballroom
06.26 - Spokaneo, WA - Big Easy
06.27 - Vancouver BC - Biltmore Cabaret
06.28 - Calgary ALB - Sledd Island Festival
06.29 - Edmonton ALB - Starlite
07.01 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
07.02 - Minneapolis MN - First Avenue Nightclub
07.03 - Milwaukee WI - Summerfest
07.04 - Rothbury, MI - Rothbury Festival
07.05 - Des Moines IA - Western Gateway Park